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WHAT IS A TREKKING BIKE / TOURING BIKE?
- comfortable travel companion
- reliable and smooth-running
- stable and light construction
- comfortable saddle
- Derailleur gears with up to 30 gears
- lightweight aluminum frame
- fully equipped with components such as luggage rack, lighting, mudguard, and bell
A trekking bike, also known as a trekking bike or touring bike, is intended for longer tours on changing terrain. So you can go a long way with them, but always sit comfortably thanks to their relaxed geometry.
Due to narrow, profiled tires, trekking bikes can also be used on forest or gravel paths, but at the same time, they roll well on asphalt. The supreme discipline of trekking bikes is luggage transport.
Thanks to the luggage carrier holder, large panniers can be attached, which offer enough storage space for all things of everyday life on a long tour.
In addition, the bikes are usually equipped in accordance with the StVZO; Lights, fenders, and reflectors are then installed from the factory.
APPLICATION AREA OR PURPOSE OF TOURING BIKES
As already mentioned, trekking bikes are particularly suitable for longer tours thanks to the possibility of transporting a lot of luggage.
They show off all their strengths, especially on bike tours along rivers or through other rather flat areas.
Of course, they are also suitable for a leisurely tour at the weekend. Due to the choice of tires, they can cope with a wide variety of surfaces.
In contrast to a racing bike, you have more freedom in your route selection and are not reliant on highways. A trekking bike, of course, is not ideal for trails or other more difficult descents.
HOW MUCH DOES A GOOD TOURING BIKE COST?
Yes, there are already trekking bikes for $600 or less.
However, we are of the opinion that a good bike starts at around $850. Durable, reliable components are installed here, which do not cause any problems even on longer tours.
This applies above all to the drive and the wheels. Very cheap trekking bikes like to save a few dollars on these essential parts.
In addition, with trekking bikes over $850 you almost always get hydraulic disc brakes. These simply offer that extra bit of security that can make all the difference if the worst comes to the worst.
You also save power with hydraulic stoppers, which are particularly useful on long tours. The same goes for the high-quality aluminum frames found in this price range.
WHICH CIRCUIT FOR THE TREKKING BIKE?
Key facts at a glance:
- “Correct” switching depends on the area of application
- the more mountainous the area of application, the more gears
- high-quality derailleur gears are Shimano or SRAM
Trekking bikes are usually equipped with derailleur gears with 20-30 gears. The advantages of derailleur gears are low weight and high reliability.
Derailleur gears require a little more maintenance than an auxiliary gear. High-quality derailleur gears are made by Shimano or SRAM. On the other hand, a trekking bike with a belt drive requires less maintenance.
Do you want to climb mountains and really step on the gas in the flat? Then there is no way around a circuit.
But which type of circuit is right for you? There are now different systems from different manufacturers. Each system has individual advantages and disadvantages.
WOMEN’S OR MEN’S FRAMES?
Key facts at a glance:
- Women’s frames with low entry or trapezoidal frames are more comfortable but a little heavier
- Men’s frame offers a sportier look and slightly lower weight
- Step-through steps are mandatory for child seats
Touring bikes are offered as diamond or men’s frames, as trapezoidal frames, or as comfortable step-through frames. The deep ice climber scores with easy and safe ascent and descent.
The step-through is also a good choice for men looking for comfort. If a child seat is mounted, a step-through step should be chosen due to the difficulties when getting on and off.
WHICH HANDLEBARS AND WHICH SADDLE SUIT YOU BEST?
Key facts at a glance:
- “Right” handlebars and saddle depending on personal taste
- Saddle and handlebars are sporty, comfortable, and suitable for longer distances
- Saddle adjustable in a wide range and individually adaptable
- Saddle often sprung
Trekking bikes are usually equipped with sporty, comfortable handlebars and saddles. The handlebars enable safe and clear driving even over long distances. The saddles are mostly comfortable gel saddles to allow for a comfortable ride.
WHICH BRAKES SHOULD A GOOD TREKKING BIKE HAVE?
Key facts at a glance:
- quality brakes are crucial for safe driving
- Brakes should allow for powerful and easily controllable braking maneuvers
- Hydraulic rim or disc brake recommended
Trekking bikes are usually equipped with high-quality rim brakes. The rim brake scores with low weight and good function. High-quality, hydraulic rim brakes from Magura or disc brakes are a bit more expensive, but much more reliable, easier to control, and therefore superior to rim brakes.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD TOURING BIKE TIRE AND WHAT SHOULD YOU PAY ATTENTION TO?
There are underestimated parts of a bike and one of them is the tire. As the contact surface between the ground and the bike, it has a significant influence on your riding experience.
If you have already taken a look at the tire category, you will have noticed: that there are an incredible number of tires. One can only be confused by this choice. But don’t worry, we’ll help you. In our trekking bike tire guide, you will find out everything you need to know.
Key facts at a glance:
- Standard widths: 38-45 mm
- good puncture protection with low weight
- wider tires with better rolling behavior
- make sure the tire pressure is correct (3.5-4.5 bar).
A conventional trekking bike tire has a width of approx. 38-45 mm. The tires have a high puncture resistance and good rolling behavior. Regardless of the width of the tire, you should always make sure that the tire pressure is correct.
Because only with the right pressure can the tires bring their full strength to the asphalt. The correct tire pressure for a city bike tire is between 3.5 and 4.5 bar. The recommended tire pressure is always printed on the tire sidewall.
LIGHTWEIGHT TOURING BIKES – WHAT IS THE WEIGHT OF A TREKKING BIKE?
In contrast to many other bike categories, the equation “the more expensive the lighter” is not necessarily true for touring bikes.
Especially medium-priced trekking bikes between $1500-$2000 are usually the lightest trekking bikes with weights of up to less than 12-14 kilograms.
This is due to the light components and the derailleur gears, which are mostly used here.
On the other hand, very high-end trekking bikes often have a gear hub or even a gearbox installed, which means a little more weight, but is unbeaten in terms of durability and reliability.
Expensive trekking bikes therefore rarely weigh less than 12 kg. Usually, the weight here is 12-14 kg. Here you have to ask yourself whether weight or reliability is more important.
Beginner touring bikes usually weigh 13-16 kilograms due to the heavier components. Of course, the weight also varies depending on the frame size.
An XXL bike is heavier than a bike in size S. This means that there are more light trekking bikes for women than for men.
So if you are looking for a women’s trekking bike that is just as light, just have a look at our light women’s trekking bikes!
MOUNTAIN BIKE VS. TREKKING BIKE
You just can’t decide what you want: a mountain bike or rather a trekking bike? Both bikes have their advantages and disadvantages, which is why it depends on your actual use.
Not sure what it looks like though? No problem. You should find all the answers in our mountain bike vs. trekking bike guide.
TREKKING OR CITY BIKE
Driving into the countryside from time to time or just cruising through the city? Sometimes it is not so easy to define your own area of application exactly.
Don’t you know right now? No problem. We will be happy to help you make your decision and show you which area of application suits you.
Simply read our trekking or city bike guide and you’ll know what to do.
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